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The Buttery

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11-12 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AP, England
+44 1865 811950
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 14:00
Mon - Fri 14:30 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 20:30 - 23:00
Sat 14:00 - 16:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was our last call of the day and weather allowed us to sit outside. Last time it was thunder and lightning,so different! Service was quick and delivered by pleasant staff.Reasonably priced items with a varied menu to choose from. Would return when visiting Oxford....

Thank Christine658
Witney, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for a coffee and hit chocolate in a day out with my teenage daughter. She said the hot chocolate was amazing. Added bonus of lovely large windows to watch world go by opposite gorgeous Oxford cotswold stone buildings. Plus if you are a LEWIS fan this cafe has been used in filming.

Thank Joanne H
Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just landed on Friday. Lovely coffee and my word, the Victoria Sponge was to die for. Toilets not good but a busy place, staff friendly, efficient.

Thank ALW212
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Expensive and terrible food. Microwaved tasteless quiche. Even the coffee was tasteless. Exploiting the tourist market.

Thank Michael S
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Went in here to try and find a table for 6 of us. No one asked to help or even pointed out if they could accommodate. Instead when we tried to walk upstairs, got shouted at that this was for staff only (maybe put a barrier up or maybe a sign). We promptly left, not a word spoken by the... More 

Thank Adjey91
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

We visited the premises twice during the day and on both occasions we were warmly met and the value was excellent.

Thank Alan F H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The Buttery in a very popular place where the walking tours start. Wanted a cup of coffee and a light lunch. Drinks ok but food disapointing jacket potato luke warm and lacking much filling,also side garnish very small.

Thank amanda t
Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We stopped at this café as we wanted to support a family run business ...... how wrong we were!!! We ordered a quiche, salad and coleslaw and a tuna melt Panini, with crisps and salad. I must mention here that we clarified before ordering that the quiche would be served hot. The quiche had been microwaved so therefore the pastry... More 

Thank tkmitch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Friendly cafe with great waiting staff, the home made cakes are lovely with a good choice (plus gluten free options) can't understand an earlier comment about the use of tea bags - I'm a hardened tea drinker and I thought the quality was good - no supermarket blend cheap bags on offer here!

Thank Claire C
Thirsk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for tea and cakes. The tea was okay but the cakes disappointing. Not sure we'd bother again.

Thank JRWThirsk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
14:30 - 17:00
20:30 - 23:00
20:30 - 23:00
14:00 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11-12 Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
  • Phone Number: +44 1865 811950

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?